Thursday, February 27, 2014

Non-Scale Victory # 19

It's been a little bit since I have participated in this link up.

I haven't felt like I've accomplished enough to warrant a full post about it.

My victory is realizing that small changes can make a big difference.

One of my biggest problems was my love of butter.  I could easily consume 300 calories a day in just butter!  I did a whole post about it here!

I decided when I went shopping a couple of week ago to buy a container of

Now, I know it's not the perfect solution.  I honestly feel that butter is more natural ingredient-wise and I wish I could continue to use it, but it's not feasible to me.

2 tsp of butter is 70 calories

2 tsp of pretend butter is 30 calories.

That's a huge savings in calories for me each day.

Let me say this about it though....I CAN believe it's not butter, but it gives me the buffer I like between dry toast and my poached egg.

I would think it's fair to say I am probably saving almost 1000 calories a week by making this switch...that is almost 1 full day of food for me!  Those small changes can really make a difference, despite how tiny they feel at the time.  What small change can you make this week?



  1. Small changes do add up! Great NSV for sure!

  2. I love how you call it "pretend butter" .... I really LOLd at it! <3

    This week I am going to leave out the dark chocolate chips in my protein smoothies. They are only there to make it taste a little better, but it will save me around 500 calories for the week. I can live with that! :-)

  3. That is a huge change! Go you! It is amazing how certain things we just love and take up so many points/calories. Good for you for finding an alternative that works!